Wine Review: Los Vascos 2013 Rose' Chile @pasternakwine

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Tell me Again, Rose' is for Summer.

“I could not resist being a pioneer in Chile and giving a challenge to my team. We chose the place for its unique location and land”  - Baron Eric de Rothschild
Rose' is one of those wines I automatically think of when I think summer wine. I was going to review several rose's in one post to give you a snapshot comparison. In this instance it did not seem fair. Rather, I will have a few more individual reviews of rose' wines. When I think rose', I think fresh, crisp, dry, flexible wines and the color of passion. The Los Vascos 2013 Rose' did not disappoint.

Tasting Notes Los Vascos 2013 Rose'

Color: Lovely dark pink/pale red color.
Nose: Toasty with vanilla cream and strawberry skin.
Palate: Strawberry on the palate, fresh, nice crisp tang on the tongue. Happy finish with this wine.

Thoughts: Enjoyed this wine with dinner of broiled salmon with garlic butter, French green beans with soy sauce, mirin, ginger, fresh lemon juice, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and steamed rice. What a wonderful dinner, a most enjoyable medley of flavors and textures. Very content. Recommended.

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Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah
Closure: Screw cap
Alcohol: 13.5%
SRP: $13.99
Sample provided by Pasternak Wine Imports

Viña Los Vascos
Camino Pumanque KM 5
Peralillo
VI Region
CHILE
Tel : +56 72 350900
Fax : +56 72 350967
losvascos@losvascos.cl

DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD-LAFITE took over the Los Vascos estate (Los Vascos meaning The Basques, in honour of its Basque origins) in 1988. Los Vascos is one of Chiles oldest wine estates. Yes, on the label is the Rothschild logo, the five arrows symbolizing the five sons of original patriarch Mayer Rothschild.

Wine grapes have been produced at Los Vascos since the mid-eighteenth century. Today’s vines are the product of the selective multiplication of plants originally brought from pre-phyloxera 19th Century France.

The largest vineyard in the central Colchagua valley, at the foot of Mount Cañeten. The 640 hectares under vine are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) Carménère (5%), Syrah (4%), Malbec (1%) and Chardonnay (5%). Given that there was major replanting at the beginning of the 1990s, the vineyard is divided between a group of 15-year old plots and another group of 40 to 50-year old plots. The oldest grapevines are 70 years old.

Cheers!

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